ImageWorks Painting Tampa Blog

Picking The Right Tools For Your Interior Home Painting Project

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mar 31, 2020 6:35:10 PM

Have you ever looked at the selection of painting tools and accessories at your local paint department and wondered why in the world there needs to be sooo many choices?

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Tags: Interior Painting, Painting Tips, Home Painting Tampa, Tampa Home Painting

The 7 Most Important Things To Consider When Buying Exterior Paint

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mar 23, 2020 7:57:44 PM

When you or your contractor are choosing an exterior paint for your home there is no shortage of choices available.  And who has the best paint -- the big box home improvement stores like Home Depot & Lowe's or the specialty paint shops like Sherwin-Williams & Benjamin Moore?  Should you pay $30 per gallon for paint or $80 per gallon?

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Tags: Exterior Paint, Exterior Paint Tampa, Tampa Exterior Paint

Choosing The Right Brush For Your Painting Project

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mar 17, 2020 4:02:16 PM

When buying supplies for a house painting project, most people will grab whichever paint brush is on sale because it's hard to justify spending upwards of $20 on one if you don't understand the difference between them.

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Tags: Painting Project, Painting Project Tampa, Tampa Painting Project

pH Testing For Stucco Painting [Video]

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mar 10, 2020 8:45:17 AM

Testing your stucco surface for pH level is critical when your stucco is new or you've recently had a patch or repair done.  If you apply paint too soon before it's had time to cure you're likely to run into a massive failure.

You could just wait the standard 28 days for full cure time but maybe you don't have time to wait.  So what is an easy way to test for pH to make certain that your levels aren't too high?  You can purchase pH testing pencils, testing strips, etc., etc.  But in this week's video I'll let Justin show you one of the easiest ways to find out fast.

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Tags: Stucco Painting Tampa, Stucco Painting, Tampa Stucco Painting, Painting Stucco

Primer Before Paint: When Is It Necessary & When Is It A Waste?

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Mar 2, 2020 9:41:18 AM

Primers are not always necessary in every painting project.  To know when you should use a primer you first have to understand what types of primers are available and what they're intended to be used for.  The best way to understand their intended uses is to first look at them by primer categories.

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Tags: Painting Tips, Priming, House Paint Primer, House Paint Primer Tampa

Using Ladders Safely & Effectively For House Painting

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Feb 24, 2020 8:54:23 PM

Ladder use is a must when tackling a house painting project.  But many people are intimidated by the thought of scaling one...and for good reason.  Over 150,000 people are sent to the emergency room each year as the result of a ladder accident.  

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Tags: House Painting, House Painting Tampa, Tampa House Painting

Wallpaper Removal In 5 Simple Steps

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Feb 5, 2020 11:33:17 AM

It's hard to keep up with the latest trends in interior design when it changes so often.  But a common request we get from customers is to revive their outdated wallpaper-clad rooms with a popular new paint color.

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Tags: Painting Tips, Wallpaper Removal, Wallpaper Removal Tampa, Tampa Wallpaper Removal

Protecting Surfaces & Furnishings When Painting A Room

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Jan 20, 2020 1:00:52 PM

If you've ever watched a professional painter at work it is quite amazing that they can put gallons and gallons of paint on the wall without seeming to ever have any spills, errant roller marks, or wandering brush strokes.  

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Tags: Painting A Room, Painting A Room Tampa, Tampa Painting A Room

A House Paint Primer For Every Situation

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Jan 6, 2020 3:20:55 PM

Everybody loves a one stop shop.  People flock to superstores like Walmart because we can do our banking, get a haircut, file our taxes, get the oil changed in the car, and buy a week's worth of groceries, all under the same roof.  

When we have a home improvement project most of us hit up a big box store because it saves us from having to run all over town picking up supplies.  Very convenient.

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Tags: House Paint Primer, Tampa House Paint Primer, House Paint Primer Tampa

Demand That Your Painting Contractor Background Check and Drug Screen

Posted by Jeremy Holderness on Dec 17, 2019 1:13:24 PM

ImageWorks Painting conducts background checks and drug screenings on all of our qualified employee applicants. Because of this and a variety of other reasons, we turn down the overwhelming majority of our applicants.  Approximately 70% of all those who consent to our process either test positive for banned substances and/or have a felony record revealed during the check.  

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Tags: Painting Contractor, Tampa Painting Contractor, Painting Contractor Tampa